7 April 2005 ~ Warmwell is preparing a series of pages on High Yewdale Farm for the website. This 17th century farm near Coniston in Cumbria was bequeathed to the National Trust by Beatrix Potter. She believed that the National Trust would preserve the style of hill farming she so loved. With its very high levels of animal welfare, excellent stockmanship and economic viability, it has been called the Jewel in the Crown of the National Trust. ...who now propose to break it up.
High Yewdale's fate touches so many questions that are of concern to warmwell that it might be said to be symbolic of them. We hope that supporters of the website will interest themselves the issue. (See Telegraph of Jan 24th) Meanwhile, we should welcome emails on the subject.